Social Initiatives

Land Acknowledgment

Sullivan recognizes that its work, and the work of its joint venture partners and sub-contractors take place on traditional Indigenous territories across central and eastern Canada. We are thankful to be able to work and live in these territories. We are thankful to the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people who have cared for these territories since time immemorial and who continue to contribute to the strength of our communities and to all communities across the country. Sullivan is honoured to collaborate with Indigenous clients, stakeholders and communities throughout the various territories.
Sullivan would also like to acknowledge that its head office is located in Arnprior, Ontario and on the traditional territory are located on the traditional unceded, unsurrendered territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin People. The Algonquin People have inhabited and cared for these lands long before today. We acknowledge that there are 46 treaties and other agreements that cover the territory now called Ontario.

We take this time to show our gratitude and respect to them, and to the land for all that it provides us. As a construction business, we embrace the responsibility to help ensure that the next generations of land stewards are respectful and grateful for the bounty of this land on which we all live, work, and play.

Acknowledging traditional Indigenous territories is one way to recognize contemporary and historical Indigenous presence and land rights. It is a small step towards dismantling the continued impacts of colonialism and undoing Indigenous erasure in our everyday lives. We commit to continue to explore and make meaningful contributions to the Calls to Action that result from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). For more information on the purpose of Land Acknowledgements check out



Sullivan is committed to building lasting working relationships with Indigenous Peoples and communities based on trust, honesty, respect, and integrity.

We recognize that we operate within the traditional territories of Indigenous Peoples. We honour this through the provision of opportunities for social and economic development, recruitment of promising Indigenous candidates, ensuring their success, supporting their career progression, and capacity building through partnership and collaboration with Indigenous businesses.

Sullivan is a proud member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and is participating in the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program. Sullivan also recommends developing work packages for subcontract and supply that are aligned with the capabilities of local, Indigenous, and diverse businesses in order to optimize and encourage participation.

We want to help build as many futures as we can. That means supporting and collaborating on projects and initiatives that are looking to make strides—and fortify Indigenous communities and organizations.




We are proud of our LEED® -certified projects. At Sullivan, LEED® certification is not just about achieving points on a scorecard. It is part of our culture, approach to design, and construction practices that leave communities better off than we found them. LEED® changes how we think about sustainability, and that changes how we operate. Even where projects are not designated to meet LEED® certification, we are finding ways to incorporate LEED® concepts and principles. It signifies a commitment to sustainability, energy conservation, life-cycle improvements, environmental responsibility, and the community—now and for future generations. It is a commitment to the people we build for. At Sullivan, we do not just build facilities that stand the test of time. We sustain the land and sense of place that make a community worth calling “home.”


Environmental and cultural sustainability are important to us. We care about putting people and our values first to accomplish what we came here to do—build communities that build people up.